Tag Archives: 1453

NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Constantinople

When making my initial list of decisive battles, I shied away from final battles, those clashes that ended a war. Those battles like Appomatox, Berlin, Yorktown, between a nearly beaten force and a rampant one. I find that those clashes … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Castillon

Time for some tech innovations. Name: The Battle of Castillon The War: The final phase of the Hundred Years War(s) When: 17 July 1453 Where: Castillon-la-bataille, Gascony, South-Western France Type: Land Force/Commanders: 7’000 English troops under John Talbot, the Earl of Shrewsbury against 9’000 … Continue reading

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Decisive Battles: Addendum Returns

I’m dumping the Battle of Madrid (1936). I included it as the first example of wide scale strategic bombing of civilian targets, and its associated failures. However, having covered the Battle of Britain today, I realise it’s a far better example of … Continue reading

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